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Dive Review of Seadoors in

Seadoors: "Not enough value for the money paid", Apr, 2023,

by Michael Bode, Braunschweig, DE (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12421.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was our second trip to Tubbataha after 27 years. We always wanted to go back to Tubbataha because 27 years ago we enjoyed dives there with more than 100 sharks during a single dive.
The trip was actually planned for 2019. Due to Covid we had to postpone it to 2023.
The french run Seadoors is a steel boat with an overall length of 27 m. There are 8 air conditioned cabins (6 standard and 2 deluxe) with hot shower and toilet. The cabins are small with little space to store your belongings.

There are only two shaded areas on the ship. A rather cramped dining area in the back and a sitting area in the front part. There is also a sundeck on the top with no shade at all, which could only be used after sunset.
For 16 divers the dive deck was too small. There is nearly no space to sit down and get dressed. Our group ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Seadoors   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Red Sea, Mediterranean, Indonesia, Phillipines, PNG, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport Puerto Princesa Getting There Flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-25 M / 49-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is not much space for setting up your UWP-Gear. So everybody kept th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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